Gaza’s Impoverishment Leading to Desperation

PNN English | September 25, 2012

On Tuesday 25th September, Oxfam said in a press release that the self-immolation of 18-year-old Ihab Abu Nader at the end of August shocked the Gaza Strip, now in its sixth year under Israeli blockade, shedding light once again on the poverty aggravated by the protracted closure.

The teenage refugee from the impoverished Al Shaati refugee camp set himself on fire, reportedly after a long period unable to find a job. Ihab was just one of thousands currently making up 38 per cent of Gaza’s unemployed population and for whom the prospects of finding a job remain extremely bleak. Up to 80 per cent of Gaza’s 1.6 million population is dependent on some form of humanitarian aid since the closure forced thousands out of a job in Israel or in the local exporting industries. Nearly 30 per cent of Gaza’s businesses had to close down and another 15 per cent laid off 80 per cent of their staff.

“One can only imagine what the blockade means for the young people in Gaza who want to live like so many others elsewhere in the world, furthering their education and finding decent work that can help them build a future for themselves and their families,” said the head of Oxfam’s Gaza office, Sara Almer. “Young people in Gaza are not even allowed to study in the West Bank, their own country, because the government of Israel bans most movement of people and essential materials out of the Gaza Strip. The people we work with here are extremely resourceful and resilient, they want jobs, not to depend on humanitarian aid.”

In a bid to help Gaza’s economic recovery, Oxfam, together with local partners, has embarked on a three-year development project funded by the Danish government in the IT, agriculture and food processing sectors.

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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